Jobs Available at Collins Fitness Center - The University of Tulsa

 Jobs Available at Collins Fitness Center

Campus Recreation relies on dedicated student employees to create an environment that is safe, enjoyable, and promotes well-being. Student employees have the opportunity to impact the community within the Collins Fitness Center, interacting with peers, Faculty and Staff, and other university affiliates who make up the TU community.

Prior to the start of each semester, Campus Recreation puts out notice that we will be hiring for specific positions throughout the department. Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter and resume by the deadline. Selected candidates will move forward in the interview process starting with group interviews, then specific area interviews. After the hiring process is complete, student employees will undergo an orientation to Campus Recreation. Schedules are established based on availability. Student wages are based on the position and experience.

Important Dates:
-August 18th, 2021 12pm – Applications due (Cover Letter and Resume) See APPLY NOW button.
-Late applications will NOT be accepted

August 24th-26th, 2021 – First Round Interviews (In-Person)
-Selected candidates will be invited for a group interview (between 4-6 applicants with two CR employees)
-May last 45 to 60 minutes

August 30th-31st, 2021 – Second Round Interviews (In-Person)
-Selected candidates will be invited for a second round individual interview
-Some areas may require a practical component during second round interviews as well
-May last from 30 to 45 minutes

September 3rd, 2021 – Hiring Complete for Fall 2021

For more information on currently open job opportunities, see the descriptions below.

If you have additional questions, please contact Emily Howland, Assistant Director of Facilities by email:




  • Facility Staff - 70 positions
    • Monitor the access into the Collins Fitness Center and provide quality first contact customer service
    • Verify proper entrance into the Collins Fitness Center. This includes verifying that the patron has the proper identification (patrons’ picture on the computer)
    • Assist Building Supervisor with opening and closing procedures
    • Be knowledgeable of all policies and procedures to be able to answer the patron’s questions
    • Educate on all fitness center and Campus Recreation policies and procedures
    • Ensure a safe and enjoyable environment in the fitness center
    • Assist with participant registration for IM Leagues and fitness classes
    • Help maintain the cleanliness of Campus Recreation facilities
    • Report any risk management issues to the Building Supervisor
    • Maintain current First Aid, CPR & AED certification throughout employment (Obtain in first 30 days, class offered  thru CFC)
    • Aid in enacting emergency action plans
    • Attend monthly Campus Recreation Facility Staff meetings
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
    • Up to 20 hours per week employment tailored to your schedule
  • Group Fitness Instructor - 10 positions

    Group Fitness Instructors lead members through group exercise activities. The instructor educates participants about useful and safe exercises, assists them in achieving exercise goals, and creates a fun workout environment for all participants.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Provide safe, effective and fun Group Fitness Classes:
      • Greet all patrons and recognizes new participants
      • Encourage new participants and makes them feel welcome
      • Educate participants on safe techniques and exercise guidelines
      • Instructs class to the ability level of the members participating
      • Monitor participants through perceived rate of exertion and body language
    2. Demonstrate Professionalism and Communication:
      • Present & accountable for all assigned classes on the Group Fitness schedule
      • Secures a substitute instructor in a timely manner in the case of an absence
      • Respond to e-mails in a timely fashion
      • Willing and able to learn & teach a variety of formats

    Position Prerequisites and Requirements

    • Must obtain CPR/AED certification before employment begins
    • Hold a nationally recognized group fitness certification
    • Must be able to teach at least two (2) scheduled group fitness classes per week

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Handle situations with fairness and tact
    • Make quick and accurate decisions
    • Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
    • Be tactful, fair, efficient and friendly when dealing with patrons and co-workers
  • Personal Trainer - 5 positions

    Personal Trainers deliver positive fitness experiences and quality personal training sessions leading to client acquisition and retention.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Provide excellent Personal Training to University of Tulsa students and members of the Campus Recreation:
      • Create climate that supports building healthy relationships between clients and their bodies
      • Prepare and deliver comprehensive fitness programs based on clients’ goals that include appropriate exercise selection and teaching healthy lifestyle habits
      • Provide general nutritional information, staying within the Personal Trainers’ scope of practice and referring clients to additional resources as appropriate
      • Be knowledgeable about all of the healthy, active activities offered by Campus Recreation and refer them to Personal Training clients
      • Set expectations and hold clients accountable through goal setting and assessment
      • Demonstrate and cue safe and proper exercise technique to clients
      • Arrive on time, prepared, enthusiastic and attentive for every training session
      • Set an example by abiding by all Fitness Center rules when utilizing the fitness floor
      • Complete Personal Training Log neatly an legibly for every training session with every client
      • Maintain client records and additional documentation with the Fitness administration
    2. Maintain Communication and Professionalism at all times:
      • Respond to all e-mails and communication in a timely fashion
      • Keep Fitness administration informed of changes in contact information and availability
      • Deliver appropriate levels of communication with clients outside of training sessions regarding scheduling, motivation, homework, and other training-related topics
      • Dress as a fitness professional

     Position Prerequisites and Requirements

    • Hold a nationally recognized Personal Training certification from ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM, or NCSF
    • Must obtain CPR/AED and First Aid certification before employment begins and maintain certification throughout employment
    • Upon review of application/resume, applicant may be invited for an audition/mock client session and interview to determine hiring

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Excellent time management and organizational skills along with interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
    • Ability to research and find evidence based practices in relation to health and fitness guidelines
    • Ability to handle situations tactfully, fair, efficient and friendly when dealing with clients, patrons, and co-workers

     Additional Information

    • Clients are distributed among the Personal Training staff based on the availability of both the trainer and potential clients, specialties, and client needs and goals
  • Intramural Officials - 10 positions

    Intramural Officials oversee intramural games and tournaments making sure that players abide by the game rules and scores are correctly recorded.